Dell Vostro 1710
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 1710
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 670 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1710
Large Business Notebook. After we had the Dell Vostro 1310 under review, which achieved with 86% a very good rating, it's now time to look at its big brother, a 17 inch notebook of the Vostro family. If you are interested in a solid 17 inch notebook with good workmanship and many hardware and service options, the Vostro 1710 would well meet these demands.
The Dell Vostro 1710 is a workhorse machine for a small business on a limited budget. We found it a powerful laptop that ran well and offers a better than average battery life for its class.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Leistung sehr gut, Ausstattung schlecht, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% features: 40% display: 80% emissions: 50%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 82% display: 86% mobility: 71% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 87%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 50%
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and, therefore, it can represent DirectX9 games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
79.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.